Politics

19 January 2015

State of the union: what to expect

Posted in Politics, U.S. & World News

(NBC News)  President Obama delivers his State of The Union address this week and it's already drawing criticism from Republicans on Capitol Hill.The GOP is now in control of both chambers of Congr ...

09 January 2015

Oregon and Ohio politicians wage bets before college football championship game

Posted in Politics, Local, U.S. & World News

Ore. --- There’s a lot at stake in Monday’s College National Championship Game, bragging rights to the national title and of course, nuts, beer, cheese and lasagna.Governors John Kitzhaber has p ...

07 January 2015

OLCC wants your opinion on how the state should handle marijuana sales

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional

Ore. --- The Oregon Liquor Control Commission wants your thoughts on how the state should handle marijuana sales.A survey at marijuana.oregon.gov went online Tuesday and quickly got over 4,000 respo ...

31 December 2014

New law regarding minors and alcohol to start January 1st

Posted in Politics, Local, U.S. & World News

Ore. --- Starting January 1st, teens caught with alcohol will be protected by a new law, but only for a very specific reason.House bill 40-94 will provide medical amnesty, so to speak, to youth cau ...

25 December 2014

Oregon veterinarian released from East Timor prison

Posted in Politics, Local, U.S. & World News, Regional

PORTLAND, ORE. -- Stacey Addison, an Oregon veterinarian, was released from a prison in the nation of East Timor on Christmas day, after being held for several months.  Addison was arrested in Sept ...

11 December 2014

Measure 92 supporters concede defeat

Posted in Politics, Local, Regional

Ore. --- Supporters of the Oregon measure requiring labeling of genetically modified foods conceded on Thursday.The 'Yes on Measure 92' campaign announced it was ending its efforts two days after lo ...

30 November 2014

Gov. Kitzhaber to announce budget Monday

Posted in Politics, Local

Salem, Ore. -- Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is expected to release his budget plan for the next two years on Monday. The governor will propose ways to spend $17.7 billion in the general fund, that ...

24 November 2014

Chuck Hagel resigns as Defense Secretary

Posted in Politics

Wash. --- (NBC News) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is stepping down.Hagel's resignation was announced Monday during a brief appearance with President Obama."When its mattered most, behind closed ...

16 November 2014

Did your vote count?

Posted in Politics, Local

Salem, Ore. -- The election maybe over, but did your vote actually count? The Oregon Secretary of State's website says there are an estimated 13,0000 voters with ballot problems, such as a missing ...

07 November 2014

Measure 91 - Frequently Asked Questions

Posted in Politics

Oregon voters on Tuesday approved a measure to legalize recreational marijuana. Here's a Q&A on what happens next. Shortcuts: Overview | Medical Marijuana | Personal Use | Public Safety | Licensi ...